The spectacular fall light show gets up and running today in rural Zumbro Falls. Also in celebration of the Halloween season, Maiden Rock Apples invites all ages to a Haunted Hayride and Ellsworth plans a Pumpkin Party in the Park.
The only light maze in the world, a 1.5-mile drive past more than 450 lighted displays - including 200-plus that are animated - opens today at 5 p.m. at Bluff Valley Campground.
In addition to the light maze, people can partake of a dinner buffet where area high school youths provide live entertainment, or eat at the snack shack.
Other activities include the NightLight Park & Play, complete with mini-golf, disc golf, basketball, golf and hay rides, all by night light.
The Bluff Valley light show continues through Nov. 30. Hours are 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday; 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Friday and Saturday.
Cost is $12 per vehicle Friday and Saturday, $10 other nights, with special rates for buses.
For details, call (877) GO-SEE-IT or (507) 753-2955, or go online to www.BluffValley.com.
All ages are invited to visit the Fields of Terror Saturday at Maiden Rock Apples, 12266 King Lane, located on the hillside between Maiden Rock and Stockholm. The event includes a haunted hayride and the Corn Maze of the Undead.
According to orchard spokesmen, "Every 112 years, the undead are allowed to walk amongst the living. And on Oct. 18, it will once again be that time. Local farmers, citizens and campers all know that is one evening to not be outside. There are rumors that upon this night there is a burial, which if successful can put an end to this cycle. Throughout time, this has failed. And the keepers of the undead are allowed to roam the bluffs along the Mississippi River, striking mayhem."
No flashlights will be permitted in the maze.
The hayride will operate from 4 to 6 p.m. for children 12 and under, and from 7 to 10 p.m. for older children and adults.
Cost is $5 for adults, $2.50 for children, for both the hayride and the maze. Children under 12 must be escorted by someone 12 or older.
The event is smoke- and alcohol-free.
Call (715) 448-3502, or go online to www.maidenrockapples.com.
The annual Pumpkin Party in the Park is planned from 4:30 to 6 p.m.
Saturday at East End Park, with a costume parade at 5:45 p.m. The Ellsworth Funsters will be on hand for the event, which is coordinated by the Ellsworth Chamber of Commerce.
The party is free to children 13 and under. Free pumpkins will be given to those who bring donations for the Pierce County Food Pantry.
Hot dogs and cider will be served.